Headshot session or portrait session – whatever you wanna call it, let’s make it nontraditional and creative! Jasmine, owner of Suite 226 in Cleveland reached out looking for simple and modern photos of herself. In her studio we went, rocking out a total black and white look!
I love being booked for these types of headshot sessions for many reasons but mostly because they are hard! Say what??? Y E S. Shooting solo portraits can be challenging for me, and they really force me to slow waaaay down. It isn’t easy posing one person! With couples, I can have them interacting with each other and touching. Hands? On your partner! Now dance! Bump hips! Piggy back ride! With one person, I have to help guide every… single… appendage haha!
Most video footage online shows photogs snapping a million miles per minute, never running out of ideas, always nailing that perfect shot or giving the best poses – that isn’t always reality! Sometimes I give a prompt that is a total flop or I have a brain fart or I get so squirrelly and forget my left from right. I’m always moving around, changing settings or composition, or trying to figure out the next pose in the sequence. Naturally, brain farts happen – even to professionals!
What I loved most about this session was how softly playful it was, how relaxed it felt, and how much Jasmine trusted me to capture her vision.
Check out what Jasmine had to say about her session with me:
I hired Laurie for some modern and stylish headshots. She was confident during our session and helped pose me. She captured my vision, didn’t shoot in excess, and knew when she nailed ‘the shot.’ Everything was simple, quick, and well-done. I am in love with my images and so excited to use them! I feel understood, updated, and polished. Everything was a little experimental but still 100% useable and cohesive.Jasmine Ann Wright